September 26, 2014

Marine Fisheries chairman
Paul Rose dies suddenly



Paul Rose, 52, chairman of the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission, of Moyock died on Wednesday, Sept. 24, of an apparent heart attack.

Rose was a commercial crabber, pound netter, and fish dealer who ran Paul Rose Seafood.

“He was very proud of his service as the chairman of the commission and he took the job very seriously,” said Louis Daniel, director of the Division of Marine Fisheries. “He respected the division and defended it on decisions that were made. He was fair; he was prepared; he was well-respected and he will be greatly missed by division staff.”

Rose was appointed to the commission July 30, 2013 by Governor Pat McCrory. Prior to his appointment, he served on several fisheries advisory committees, including the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee.

Commission vice-chairman Anna Beckwith will serve as chairman until the governor appoints a replacement.

A funeral service for Rose is planned for Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. at Moyock Baptist Church.




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